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. president obama's nominee for c.i.a. endorses drone strikes that kill innocent people so his nomination should breeze right through. and tomorrow is the anniversary of gabby giffords of being shot and tomorrow is the anniversary of nothing being done about gabby give ford's gifford's being shot. we have all that ahead. >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang, and this is "viewpoint." president obama announced nominations for two key members of his national security team. perhaps the only surprise is that republicans seem to find one of them acceptable. of course it's the guy that signs up on drone strikes. the candidates are chuck hagel for secretary of defense and white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan for the director of c.i.a. as the president put t they did not seem too travel. >> obama: chuck hagel's leadership would be historic. he would be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretaries who have been wounded in war and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. in john brennan, the men and women of the c.i.a. will
to have you with us. lot of big news to talk about. president obama completing the nominations for his national security team yesterday. nominating chuck hagel to be secretary of defense and john brennan to be the next director of the c.i.a. the critics are already out with their sharp swords. they intend to do to chuck hagel what they were able to do to susan rice but it's not going to work this time because the white house is fighting back. they're already doing so. we've got to join that fight. we'll talk about that and a whole lot more. first, we get the latest, today's current news update, here she is, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. >> hey bill. welcome back. as bill mentioned obama's new appointments to his national security team are drawing some criticism from capitol hill. first off former senator chuck hagel who the president officially chose yesterday as his defense secretary. obama called him an american patriot and the leader our troops deserve. if confirmed hagel will be the first vietnam vet and the first enlisted soldier to become secretary of defense. republ
obama's negotiations with the g.o.p. remind me of how i used to give the bully my lunch money so he would start liking me. how is obama going to fight back in the second term? and if american police against baseball's steroid, there would be no crisis. and jimmy page is 68 today. join baez is 72, and richard nixon, who probably had dirt on both of them. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us this evening. president obama's second term could be more ambitious than his first when he had the biggest financial crisis since the great depression to manage, two foreign wars to wind down and the largest social insurance expansion since medicaid pushed through congress. the newtown connecticut massacre that claimed 28 lives last month has put gun control on top of the white house and the vice president joe biden said that they were not going to stop there. >> there are executive orders and executive action that can be taken, we haven't decided what that is yet. but we're compiling it with all the help of the at
and of course, take your calls at 1-866-55-press. and yesterday president obama named his new treasury secretary, jack lew. jack lew who has one thing in common with president obama's last three presidential nominations, john kerry, chuck hagel and john brennan they are all white males. does the president have a diversity problem? hey, we'll get into that. afterall, he is the first african-american president. but first the latest out in los angeles, here she is with today's current news update, lisa ferguson. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. vice president joe biden continues his talks on gun control today. he's meeting at 2:15 this afternoon with representatives from the video gaming community along with researchers who study the effects of simulated violence on young kids. last night's meeting with the hollywood entertainment industry went relatively well according to representatives at the meeting. they said the industry appreciates being included in the dialogue and looks forward to doing its part in seeking meaningful solutions. it still is not quite clear though
: nominated g.o.p. and media accuse the obama cabinet of having too many white males which is kind of like her maine cain accusing -- herman cain accusing of too many black people. we'll talk to the man who is the leading voice in the crusade against man-made global warming and it ain't who you think. a new push to demonize illegal immigrants in america. and 23 years ago today my friends, time inc. merged with warner communications to create time-warner. and it is too bad so many of you will never even hear me announce that. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us this evening on "viewpoint." vice president biden says president obama will get hig working group's recommend ailses on curbing gun violence by tuesday. around the time joe biden was making the statements, news broke on the latest american school shooting. a male student was shot in the chest allegedly by another male student armed with a shot gunn at the taft union high school in kern county, california, about 120 miles north of l.a. the alleged shooter is said to be 16 years
is diagnosed, what did you think of that? >> cenk: wait until you see the results. unbelievable. obama's press secretary good or bad? what caused the unbelievable spike and decline in crime through the 1960's and the 1990s is a decline in crime. everybody was wrong about that. an awesome yes on that, as well. guess what? it's go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: now atlanta pass tore louie giglio has done good work in his life, but also has terrible things to say about gay americans. he gave this sermon called in search of a standard christian response to homosexuality in the 1990's. >> homosexuality is less than god's best for his creation. it is less than god's best fours and everything in our lives. >> cenk: yeah. here's what i love. guys who think they're talking to god. i heard the voice of god. did he tell you where it said you shouldn't eat shrimp because you're going to hell. he didn't tell you that part. he did focus on the one part that they talk about not the part where if you wear two different types of clothing it's an domination and you'll serve in hell forever. that gets left out
these things because they think that president obama doesn't have the nerve to fight back and that he will concede when those threats are issued. are they right? well that is an epic question. in order to answer that epic question, i think we need political correspondent just an epic. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right, michael shure, we haven't run that animation for a while. >> no, for a long time. we had to come up with some dopey epic scene. >> cenk: all right, what do you think here. do the republicans mean it? >> it's pure politics. in the past when the government has been shut down the republicans have been back on their heels. it's always been the white house threatening to shut down the government. now they feel that they're in the position to say first we're going to shut the government down, then it looks like they have the upper hand in public. it may or may not be a good ploy but we don't want to get lost. we're not in a situation like greece. they're going to say greece, and first of all italy has shown solvency even though that prime minister recently stepped down. th
to discuss this story and more about president obama's second term cabinet tad divine. welcome to "the war room"." >> good to be here, governor. >> jennifer: jack lou seems like the perfect nominee. twice confirmed. he's conservative, an orthodox jew. he returns to his family every weekend. he eats his plain cheese sandwich at his desk out out of a brown paper bag and more importantly he knows everything financially why are they aposhianed to him. what has he done wrong. >> he knows more about the budget than they do, they don't want to negotiate with him. they have decided to engage in non-stop partisan warfare at every turn. this is another opportunity to make trouble. they refuse to accept what the people decided in the last election. wherever they can they'll turn against the president and his appointees. it's as simple as that. >> jennifer: do you think the white house, because of his previous confirmations being relatively easy, do you think the president thought lou's confirmation would be easy as well. >> no, i don't. the president came in and i got to hear from all of them. i will
laden was shot in the head. should we release them? i don't know. >> obama: photos of someone being shot in the head floating around. >> cenk: let 'em go, let 'em go. and historic as usual, global warming all over the united states and now it's costing business in mississippi. and then we have a person who is an activist for the dream act and then all of a sudden her mother gets picked up by the authorities. get a look at this reaction. [ sobbing ] >> cenk: she's going to be on the show today. and then finally here we go again, another republican talking about legitimate rape. >> it is true. we tell couples all the time who are having trouble consuming because of the woman not ovulating, just relax. >> cenk: now wait until you find out the number of women who get pregnant because of rape in america. it's a stunning number. this is a stunning show. go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right we got some good news about afghanistan, and the good news is we're leaving. president obama met with hamid karzai, the leader of afghanistan. >> the forces i have ordered to afghanistan have served
weeks. president obama has already announced he's nominated senator john ker troy succeed her. while he should sail through the confirmation process relatively easily his president's pick for secretary of defense looks like he may have a tougher time today. the president will announce he's% nominating former nebraska senator chuck hagel to follow leon panetta as secretary of defense. here is senate minority leader mitch mcconnell as stephanie mentioned on one of his many appearances on the talk shows from abc's this week with mcconnell talking about his priorities for whoever takes over as secretary of defense. >> whoever is nominated for secretary of defense is going to have a have a full understanding of our close relationsship with our israeli allies, the iranian threat and the importance of having a robust military. >> he's just a bundle of energy. hagel is a vietnam war veteran and a moderate republican. he's taking heat especially from fellow republicans over his support of israel, whether or not he's supportive enough and whether or not he's willing to take a hard enough stance a
in washington continues to turn. and cabinet secretary has resigned out of the obama administration. who was it? well tell you in just a few moments. first, we'll go to out to los angeles, our current news update with lisa ferguson. >> hey peter. good morning bill. good morning everyone. more gun debate as vice president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push
war room," president obama nominates a republican war hero for defense secretary, and republicans say they don't like it. honestly, what is wrong with these people? [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: today the president nominated normer nebraska senator, chuck hagel for defense secretary so he would be the first enlisted soldier to leave the department. and also the first vietnam department. he has gotten endorsements from colon powell robert gates, tom ridge, but the other defining element of his resume? he's a republican. >> finally chuck represents the bipartisan tradition that we need more of in washington. for his independence he has earned the respect of military leaders, republicans and democrats, including me. >> jennifer: he would be the second appointed cabinet member. and not since president kennedy have there been that many republican in a democratic administration. but listen to this. >> i know chuck hagel. he is an honorable man, but he is profoundly wrong. it is pretty clear that chuck hagel has left the republican party when he endorsed preside
do. >> you have to. >> eliot: you have to. >> obama qualified it. obama said i believe in american exceptionalism just like the brits believe in british exceptionalism and the greeks believe in greek exceptionalism. >> eliot: i thought it was fascinating and correct. do you disagree with his sense of what exceptionalism is and what his understanding of it. >> he has retreated from that, that's the problem. >> eliot: but as he stated it. >> his rhetoric had more and more american exceptionalism. he bought into it. once you criticize it, you're attack. mike huckabee said if you don't believe in american exceptionalism-- >> eliot: mike huck abee aside of course we believe in it. >> but exceptionalism doesn't mean that we're different, we are better. different is good. we celebrate difference. >> eliot: coming back to foreign policy, do you see it as far as back as the spanish american war, the colonial empire and philippines, etc. >> the little brown brother describe the filipino rebels and there was torturing going on back then, waterboarding racism basically and we always felt that
over 88 hours and $50 million trying to repeal obamacare. i've got news for you. the president is obama. he is going to veto that bill. it through the senate, anyway. you are wasting the people's time and did not pass a single job creation legislation in that congress. i wonder why you're so popular and here you are back at it again. michele bachmann, welcome to the ring. the first congressional elbow from the sky on michele bachmann and boy does she richly deserve it wasting time and money doing nonsense like this. we will see you of course, as always on the youngturks.com and up next, viewpoint with eliot spitzer. >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." the 113th congress convened today for the first time under the capital dome in washington. let's hope it does a better job at governing than the 112th. with the so-called vote on the fiscal cliff behind him and the fight under raising the debt ceiling underway, republican congressman john boehner was re-elected to a second term as speaker. house clerk karen haas gave the tally.
. >> i don't want that trash walking around. >> cenk: president obama nominate hagel and brennan today, the secretary of defense and c.i.a. i love the republicans pretending that they care about gay people in order to oppose hagel. and hagel they don't think he's strung enough on israel and iran and iraq. >> what do you believe? what are you able to support? what do you think? why are you elected if you want a safe job go sell shoes. >> cenk: we have four advisers. on the show tonight to talk about that, and then finally we have a fun and interesting story about the world's poorest president. he's from uruguay. >> i'm not a poor president. >> cenk: i got to be honest with you, he's a poor president especially when it comes to monday. we'll explain. go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> chuck hagel for secretary of defense. >> chuck hagel will have a fight for confirmation. >> the leader our troops deserve. >> the most antagonistic, it is very difficult to imagine the circumstance in which i could support in confirmation. >> yes, he is a serious candidate. >> chuck haig settle not a respo
president joe biden is meeting with groups including the nra this week as part of president obama's task force to find solutions to the epidemic. the nra said it's "sending a rep to see what they have to say." my, that's big of them. other gun fans are having their say on the internet. they're promoting gun appreciation day to be held on january 19th. gun activists are being urged to turn out at gun stores, ranges and gun shows from coast-to-coast. we'll have a commentary on that later in the show. and if talk show host alex jones is with them, let's hope someone brings his meds. last night jones had what is now an iconically famous screaming fit which was rudely interrupted by piers morgan trying to ask questions about gun control. here's part of what alex jones had to screech. >> 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. it doesn't matter how many you get out there on the street begging for them to have their guns taken. we will not relinquish them. do you understand? >> john: only too well, sir. you need help. i'm joined by nancy bowman, a nurse on the scene in tucson
, host of the "bill press show," and author of "the obama hate machine." bill welcome back inside "the war room." >> good to be with you. happy new year. >> jennifer: happy new year. i can't believe i haven't talked to you yet this year. >> i know. >> jennifer: your book is about the obama hate machine, but is the nra part of that hate machine? >> oh, definitely. first of all they are not part of it in the sense that they fuel it with money. i wrote mainly about the koch brothers of this world, but the nra is part of the message of hate that they broadcast from the very beginning, opposing him four years ago because they said he was going to be the most anti-gun president ever, send agents into your homes and confiscate everybody's guns. what did he do about guns? nothing. what did they do this time they opposed him for reelection because they said that his hidden agenda was to wait until the second term and then he'll take away all of your guns. and they are still putting their crap out there today. >> jennifer: they sure are. but you do work in a first amendment bus
american flags and hands off my guns signs to protest president obama's quote, post sandy hook assault on gun rights. some state legislatures are carrying out that agenda, including two states where mass shootings have already occurred. for example virginia, the site of the virginia tech shootings and texas home to fort hood, they are both considering guess what loosening restrictions. but still there is room for hope. because in arizona the home of gabby if i giffords and christina taylor green in that state governor jan brewer today said she might be open to gun control measures. jan brewer, she told the arizona republic, i think gun control has been an issue that's been on the top of a lot of people's minds. it will be something that i'm sure will be addressed in the legislature, a and my ears are all open. jan brewer open to gun control. now i've heard everything. maybe, maybe something can happen maybe courageous leaders like bloomberg giffords, mcchrystal maybe they can change the world. with me is john rosenthal from massachusetts. welcome. >> thank you. >> jennifer: house leade
his shows -- >> stephanie: okay. all of the people comparing obama to hitler that's not somebody who is a hysterical gun nut. >> caller: that's absolutely disgusting to say that. but if you look at the history of europe and australia, when they have national gun registries, then complete gun bans have happened. that's historical fact. if you want me to send you an email i would be more than happy to. >> there was a massive buyback of guns in australia -- >> stephanie: yeah, it was a massive shooting there and it has cut gun deaths to practically zilch. >> caller: you can't own a firearm in australia without tremendous regulations. so they did do a gun registry nationwide, and they said all of these guys on the registry come and sell your guns to us. >> stephanie: you would rather live in a country with 10,000 gun deaths? >> caller: no, i think you are on the right path. i like what -- what biden is doing. what i don't like is the fact that people are not putting their cards on the table. i mean -- biden is an anti gun type of guy. he is more restrictive than
, we witnessed a first inauguration of president obama. like a virgin ♪ >> this time around, stephmy miller and her team of two term comics are coming to make this a party d.c. will never forget. on january 19th, just two days before obama's second inauguration the sexy liberal comedy tour starring hal sparks, john fuglesang aisha tyler and the goddess of liberals, stephanie miller will perform life at the warner theatre in washington, d.c. tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and if you want to skip the fees, stop by the warner theatre box office at 511 -- the tea baggers lost in november. so stephanie is going to do her thing before the inaugural ball. >> that means two things. >> that's the stephanie miller sexy liberal comedy tour live in d.c. inauguration weekend. for more information, go to sexyliberal.com. >> stephanie: all right yea! story. calling audibles. speaking of sexy liberals. comedian rick overton live in studio in hour number two. >> inaudible. i was yelling. >> stephanie: all right. hal sparks had to cancel today. he's got a thing with a guy at a place. rick o
to be the best of the best operations according to both shell and the obama administration, and it turned out to be no match for the arctic. one of my colleagues put it quite well earlier today when he was talking about this can't be another paper exercise. they have to really dig into what happened here, and the secretary salazar said he didn't want to pre-suppose any inclusionsconclusions but it's hard to cool to any conclusion but that shell screwed up, and the arctic is no match for the technology they'll put up there. >> cenk: the arctic sounds like to "the young turks" too strong. i'm skeptical about the administration because i've seen when they've reallowed drilling in the gulf coast. well, the safety precautions you know, it's a work in progress. that makes me really concerned. is my concern about the obama administration in this realm justified or not justified. >> totally justified. shell has a lot of egg on their face right now. but the fact of the matter is the obama administration pretty much okayed this operation. you look at what shell is trying to do. the whole process is a d
is flattered to be considered, the obama administration would result in [ inaudible ] he say oh and there's not a chance i would be confirmed. >> well, there's that. >> stephanie: can you imagine. right-wing heads just exploding. [ explosion ] >> yeah. >> stephanie: he said it would reduce [ inaudible ] publicly what i really think, so -- yeah. but it would have just been for the speaking of people pooping their pants, just for that alone it would have been exciting. chuck hagel yesterday. >> mr. president i'm grateful for this opportunity to serve our country again. and especially its men and women in uniform and their families. these are people who give so much for this nation every day with such dignity and selflessness. this is particularly important at a time as we complete our mission in afghanistan and support the troops and military families who have sacrificed so much over more than a decade of war. >> stephanie: james hormel put out a statement senator hagels apology is significant. while the timing of peer self-serving the words are unequivocal. his actions
breaking down in his state address. president obama went to nowtown and cried, but we didn't break down. that shows the level of connection from its constituents. and the connection with washington is sometime different. and that is much more of a an impetus for any state-level government. >> jennifer: yeah, well i'll -- all politics is local, at least the most meaningful politics. mike sacks thank you so much for joining us. mike sacks from the "huffington post." coming up, actions by the states is one part of the equation and the federal government is the other. and we'll look at joe biden's day at the office. plus during a fiscal cliff negotiations mitch mcconnell was reasonable and willing to work with democrats, and those are two big no noes. and one of the famous mitt romney lines gets put to the test. it's a wednesday night in san francisco. we're just getting started. stay with us. i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do revers
increasingly clear that president obama will again deal with a congress that will not act in a rational manner that will put ideology before country; that would rather obstruct in bad faith than act in good. so tonight in "the war room," nuclear options. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: 113th congress had its first full day in session today, and we have already seen signs that the republican party is not planning to play any nicer this time around than last time around. there's some good news because in its first major vote congress did pass legislation to help sandy victims, a $9.7 billion package, and the majority of republicans did vote for the plan presumably bending to significant public pressure. but about a third of the republican caucus actually voted against it. against a bill to help hurricane victims, and that includes some major figures like representative paul ryan. that is just one of the many signs of fracture within the republican caucus which is still reeling from yesterday's tough fight over the reelection of john boehner as speaker. he may have
with a guy, and i'm guessing the guy was wayne lapierre. >> what? >> good morning, everybody president obama will announce he is nominating jack lou as his new chief secretary. lou most recently a chief of staff deeply involved in administration negotiations over the fiscal cliff and raising the debt ceiling, the latter being a congressional fight with republicans. he is also going to have to kind a way to fight the automatic spending cuts. hilda solis has announced she was stepping down. she was the nation's first hispanic to hold that cabinet position. she appeared on bill press monday and gave no indication at the time that she might be leaving so long. >> i'm here today. i enjoy working with everybody. >> her departure adds to the mounting criticism of the obama administration for now seeming to stack its cabinet with men. all of the recent nominations are white males. as for who will remain eric holder is going to stay on for a second term and secretary of veteran at fairs. we're back after the break. stay with us. ♪ alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young t
. they are saying move along. obama gave them basically what they wanted on taxes. the people saying we paid these folks, we got a great deal, shut up already. the only bus we have four is the one going back home. don't worry though, because michael savage, one of the top lunatics in the country who is although, to be fair, the third largest radio talk show host in the country has a new plan. what is it? >> he wants to give advice. he says: >> the nationalist party is what the nazi party was called in germany. >> cenk: literally. literally. and they also had a charismatic leader. seriously, do you think that michael savage now that he's calling for the nazi party and doing it anyway, or is he such an unbelievably ignorant person that he doesn't get saying we need a charismatic leader for a national party is ignorant? >> think about it, he's being supportive of the tea party which has 8% membership. >> at point in fact, people thought at that time that hitler was crazy and irrelevant, as well. i'm not likening the two but you have to pay attention to what somebody who has the third largest ra
a series of online ads in then kentucky reading who's side are you on is? joe biden and president obama. >> brent bowsel said what the minority leader did was 100% unacceptable. mcconnell is up for rely in 2014 and will have to fend off a challenger. we are seeing push back against michelle bachmann now that she is appointed to a key position. the literal advocacy people people for the american way called the decision an outrage. am crusade against muss lem. people for the american way is circulating a petition when they plan on hand delivering to speaker boehner. they bachmann's fear mongering is below the discourt course americans should expect. we know americans do not think much of congress with ratings typically below 20% but here is a new way of looking at that. public policy polling has stacked congress up against some of the worst things, lower than col on ausccopy and the banned nickel back but better than lindsay lohan or the car dashians. more richard fowler on the bill press show. we are life in our chat room. join us there at current.com/bil
to the obama administration the rate of increase in healthcare spending went up 3.9% in 2011. a mall amount. it's the same increase that we saw in 2009 and 2010. for the record those are the lowest up ticks in more than half a century. pretty good. now for the bad news. anthem blue cross wants to hike their premiums by 26%. insurers in florida and ohio have already increased patients' rates by 20%. how is this happening and what can be done to stop it? we're going to put those questions to dave jones who is leading the charge against the wild rate hikes that the insurance companies are planning. he's coming to us from sacramento. dave welcome inside "the war room." >> a pleasure to be with you jennifer. >> jennifer: tell us for people who have not been following this why are these rate hikes happening in some states and not in others? >> the problem in california and other states is that there is nothing in the affordable care act or in state law that gives the insurance regulator the authority to reject excessive health insurance or hmo rate hikes. that's a glaring loophole in the affordable c
: when we come back, president obama's new pick for secretary treasury. do i like it? well we've got a guest on who's an expert on it. good pick or bad pick, we'll discuss when we come back. >> all the talk about deficit reduction, making sure the books are balanced, this is the guy who did it, three times. >> i never noticed jack's signature, and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the treasury. thank you very much, everybody. >> cenk: that was really funny and i liked that part of the press conference. unfortunately, i don't like jack lew's record. he used to work for citi group. guess what happened after the bailout? he got a $950,000 bonus. there is some issues. the bigger substancive issues, what is his view on bank reregulation that has caused so much problems. yesterday, president obama was very clear on deregulation. watch. >> 21 times just this year, john mccain h
and even obama before he wrote his book. >> cenk: obama is a multimillionaire now right. when we come back we'll end the show. >> what a way to start the day. (vo) followed by "talking liberally with stephanie miller" >> this is big for me. only on current tv.
angeles. that works out. good morning everyone who is not in los angeles. president obama is back from hawaii. he should confirm form ter senator chuck hagel. he is drawing criticism for his policies with israel and iran. senators lindsey graham and ted cruz had sharp words on the talk shows sunday. mitch mcconnell spoke out, on abc's "this week"? >> whoever is nominated for secretary of defense is going to have a full understanding of our close relationship with our israeli allies, the iranian threat and the importance of having a robust military. >> mcconnell did not stand by some of his previous praise of hagle, but he did say the former senator will get a fair hearing. a couple of other things on the president's agenda coming up include immigration gun control and the debt ceiling. the treasury is slated to lose borrowing power by the end of february unless congress agrees to raise the limit. spending cuts kick out on march 1st to every federal program. on the issue of gun control, the joe biden led tackle force has not reached any plans yesterday but ac
the fiscal cliff. they were meeting with president obama. >> i think you'll start to see the president exercise some more leadership here and be more out front on everything, getting across that point about how we need to work together. >> the business round table, a lobbying group of the countries c.e.o.'s began running print radio and web spots for democrats and republicans to set aside their differences. >> why do they want to raise taxes a little bit for the top bracket? because in the deal, it turns out, they were given an incredible tax break in so many areas. led me start small. nascar lobbied, $300,000 worth and international speedway corporation spent 1.1 million. the loophole they got in return gives them $141 million through 2007. you might spend $1.1 million too if you would get that back. hollywood, huge donor to the democratic party got a loophole, $150 million worth. give a little bit of money to the democratics, you get a lot more money back. usually to the republicans, but obviously it works for both parties. again, both parties agreed that there should be a pass throu
same-sex marriage lost steam and will be taken up on wednesday. president obama won virginia by 150,000 votes, so naturally republican delegate, mark cole is pushing a tough voter id law that would out law bank statements paychecks and even utility bills if people used them as indication. in california for the first time in 130 years democrats actually have a two-thirds super majority in both chambers to go along with the governor lawmakers have lard introduced more than 100 bills in california including one to strictly regulate ammunition purchases. here to discuss that is "san francisco chronicle" political reporter joe garofoli. let's talk about california for a second. because all i can tell you, as a former governor two-third's majority in each house. oh, my god. >> it's very tempting to ram through everything you have ever wanted to do. but jerry brown, remember this is his third term. 74 years old. he is a smarter wiser guy. look for the legislature to follow his lead. >> jennifer: it will have to go on the ballot if they are going to raise taxes. >> right.
. barack obama is very liberal. we need to go with the majority of the people in the country. and we have to break the cultural silence. >> jennifer: right. that's what we're going to talk about next with cenk uygur. christine thank you so much for coming inside "the war room." and all of the writing you are doing on this as well. rape is a big and underreported problem, as christine mentioned in subenville ohio two high school football players are going to go on trial next month for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl last september. cenk uygur comes to was the latest. i know we're going to talk about what you are going to have on your show, but since you have been covering this particular case rapes happen every day in america and they often get no press. why is this story garnering so much at attention. >> honestly because anonymous jumped into the fray here. >> jennifer: tell people who anonymous is. >> it's a group that works largely online and hide their identity and to some degree they are a vigilantly group, and they do do hacking from time to time and in this
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